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butter up
[butter up] {v.}, {informal} To try to get the favor or […]

butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth
[butter wouldn't melt in one's mouth] {informal} You act very polite […]

by a long shot
[by a long shot] {adv. phr.}, {informal} By a big difference; […]

call down
[call down] also [dress down] {v.}, {informal} To scold. * /Jim […]

call it quits
[call it quits] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To decide to stop […]

call on the carpet
[call on the carpet] {v. phr.}, {informal} To call (a person) […]

call one's bluff
[call one's bluff] {v. phr.}, {informal} To ask someone to prove […]

call the shots
[call the shots] {v. phr.}, {informal} To give orders; be in […]

call the tune
[call the tune] {v. phr.}, {informal} To be in control; give […]

calling down
[calling down] also [dressing down] {n. phr.}, {informal} A scolding; reprimand. […]